Take Some You Time…A Guide to Reiki Meditation
A Reiki Meditation is an invaluable tool for relaxation, with so many benefits for the mind, body and soul. A reiki meditation can prevent some of the physical damage caused by stress by helping to relax your body. Here are a few simple steps on how you can meditate with Reiki.
Firstly, choose the time and place for your Reiki meditation. We live such busy lives but it is important to carve out time for rest and relaxation. Find a time that suits you, when you will be able to take 15 minutes or so just to yourself. Perhaps it’s first thing in the morning or last thing at night as you are lying in bed? Or would an after lunch mid-day meditation session help you to stay energised? Find a calm, preferably private space where you won’t be disturbed. Put away your mobile and allow yourself to focus solely on you. You might like to listen to some relaxing music during your meditation. Why not try listening to our Heartbeat Music After you have allocated a time to meditate, you need to set a place for you to meditate in. Preferably it is somewhere that is calming and relaxing and away from all noise and distraction. You need to be away from the television set, or any house phone and mobile phones. You could also put on some gentle, calming music that is repetitive and gentle – you could of course use Heartbeat. This will create an environment that is relaxing for you.
Secondly, you should relax your whole body. Sit with your back straight. It does not have to be in any particular position. The most important part is to remember that your back must be straight. This will help with your breathing later on as you begin to meditate.
Thirdly, remember you are in control of your own thoughts and not the other way round. Reject all the negative thoughts and try to empty your mind. You need to be patient. Don’t expect that you’ll be able to successfully silence your mind on your first try. If you were told to not think of a polka dot elephant, your mind will straight away think of a polka dot elephant. That is how difficult it is. Remember to be patient.
Fourthly, try to focus on something. It will be difficult to control your thoughts with just your inner mind alone. So try an easier way first. Choose something to focus your attention on. It may be a simple mantra or you could be concentrating on a flower or a candle. You could also try listening to heartbeat and try to focus on that. We like to imagine the healing white light of reiki travelling around the body, filling every cell with healing white light.
Once you are able to focus, you can now focus on silencing your mind. Remember, be patient and you too will soon be able to enjoy the benefits that reiki meditation has to offer.